How to Keep Your Flowers Looking Fresh for a Long Time

by Robert Canning on December 10, 2021

It's always exciting to receive or even buy fresh flowers for your home or office. Fresh cut flowers can certainly brighten up any room. The only problem is they never really last. 

As you might already know, most blooms start to wilt after a few days, and rarely do they last more than a week. But is there no way to extend their "life"? 

Well, there are actually some hacks that you can try to enjoy the freshness of your flowers for much longer and your trusted floral shop shares some of them with you on this post:

How to Keep Your Flowers Look Fresher Longer

Keep Them in Water

The easiest way to extend the life of your flowers is to keep them in water. Take off all of their leaves and soak them in a glass of water for about 10-15 minutes. Arrange them in a vase and add water to cover the stems.

You can keep them like this for many days. Some flowers, like roses and carnations, last longer than most. If you want to keep them fresh for a week, it might be a good idea to add a little bit of sugar.

Add Floral Preservatives

If you want your blooms to look fresh for a couple of weeks, you can mix in water one tablespoon of floral preservative with 1 gallon of water. Simply add your flowers and stems to this water and wait for a few minutes. Once you're done, you can arrange the flowers in a vase and add water to cover their stems.

The best time to add the floral preservative to the water is right before you're going to use it. You don't have to add it if you're using the flowers for a special event.

Use Glass Vases

If you want to keep your flowers fresh for a couple of weeks, you'd better use glass vases. This will prevent them from absorbing any water from the vase. Keep in mind, though, that if you keep them in a plastic vase, they'll stay fresh for a few days.

Add a Few Drops of Scented Olive Oil

Remember to add a few drops of scented olive oil to your vases. Olive oil will make them look fresh for a longer time. Plus, it can also help to extend their life. However, if you want to keep them for about a month, you should use flower preservatives instead.

Keep Your Flowers in the Shade

The best way to keep your flowers fresh for 4-5 days is to place them in the shade. The brighter the sunlight, the fewer days the flowers will last. If you have a patio or porch, you should put your vases there.

Use a Humidifier

This is an excellent way to keep your flowers fresh for up to one week. A humidifier will keep the air moist, which will keep the flowers fresh. It's a good idea to place it near the vase and make sure you refill the water when it runs out. Plus, they can add a nice touch to the room.


If you want to keep your flowers fresh for the longest possible time, you should use the above three hacks. By following them, you can undoubtedly enjoy your blooms for a week, maybe more. As you can see, all of the tips are very easy to do, and your flowers will thank you for it. 

Also, you should only get your flowers from a reputable floral shop to ensure the freshness of the blooms that you'll get.

Upscale and Posh is one of the best florists in Dubai that can provide you with the freshest and most beautiful flowers you can find. Check out our collection of flowers that are perfect for any occasion!


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